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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Yummy crunchy granola made at home


Granola recipe
I went in the kitchen today with my 8 year old and we put together this granola recipe Alhamdulillah!

With supermarkets everywhere stocking over-priced, over sugared, chemical laden granola, making your own is a much cheaper and healthier alternative.... and so so simple to do!

To be honest, whenever I make granola I usually just wing it....I put in whatever we have to hand; raisons, currents, dried mango, banana chips, pecans, walnuts  (dare I tell you erm...chopped up chocolate pieces!) without giving much attention given to quantities.
However, today I did make note of what we put in and this evening I quickly wrote it out as a recipe sheet which I have uploaded onto Scribd to make it easy to read on your ipad or tablet in the kitchen...if you don't have a mobile devise it should still work on a regular computer inshaAllah! (I think of scribd as a cheaper alternative to kindle!)
You can view this granola recipe over on Scribd {here}!

Granola recipe scribd
I've read a couple of ebooks on Scribd and as a reader, I found it great to use! But I've never used it to upload anything before, so this recipe sheet is my experiment to find out how it works!
I'd love to hear your feedback and let me know what you think of Scribd - I have a whole host of ideas I want to work on from fun kids activities and crafts through to home-school help!
So if my dear readers find scribd to be easy to use then it would be really exciting to plan some future projects around the Scribd format inshaAllah!

Okay, so I have digressed a little from todays post.....back to granola!

If you don't want to use Scribd, then here is the recipe we used today (with extra images!)




What you will need (approximately)
4 cups oats
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 to 3/4 cup honey
1 cup mixed dried fruit of your choice
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice

Before you begin, pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius / 320 degrees Fahrenheit

Granola recipe
 Heat a pan on a medium heat and add approximately 2 tablespoons coconut oil and about half a cup of honey (I measured about 4 heaped wooden cooking spoons)
Depending on the strength of your honey you may need to add a little more or less.
Mix together until you have a nice runny liquid.
 
Granola recipe
Pour honey over 4 cups of oats in a mixing bowl (or you can add the oats to the pan).
Mix until well combined.
You can at this stage add your chopped nuts, however if you want greater nutritional value, make sure you buy them raw and add at the end after the oats have been baked!
 
Granola recipe
Line a large baking tray with baking paper and thinly spread the oat mix. If you have too much mixture for your tray, just grab another!
Put into the oven for approximetly 15 minutes.
 
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After 15 minutes take out and mix the oats.
Put back into oven for 5 minutes before bringing out and mixing again.
 
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Again, back into the oven for 5 minutes then bring out to mix.
Keep repeating this 5 minute bake and mix until your oats are all evenly golden brown.
They shouldn't be clumping together.

Granola recipe

Leave to cool before adding your choice of mixed dried fruits (1 cup)  and nuts (1 cup) ...for a naughty Jummah treat the kids will love, add a little chopped chocolate!
Store in an air-tight container and enjoy!

Remember, you can view this recipe on your mobile devise with the Scribd App, or if you'd like to download and print you can click on the high-lighted text below...
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